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India Policy Forum 2010-11
Volume 7

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Suman Bery - Chief Economist, Shell International, The Hague, Netherlands
  • Barry Bosworth - Senior fellow, Economic Studies Program, Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C
  • Arvind Panagariya - Columbia University, USA
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August 2011 | 228 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
India Policy Forum is a joint venture of NCAER, the National Council of Applied Economic Research in New Delhi, and the Brookings Institution in Washington DC that aims to examine India's reforms and economic transition using policy-relevant empirical research. The objective of the IPF is to generate theoretically rigrous, empirically informed research on important current and unfolding issues of Indian economic policy.

The first paper examines the services sector in India, evaluating its growth and future prospects. The second paper looks at India's corporate sector, analyzing the profitability of firms in the wake of liberalization. The third paper explores the reasons for the large time and cost overruns that have been endemic to Indian infrastructure projects. The final two papers focus on more political issues, looking at the impact of political reservations used to increase women's political voice, as well as the politics of intergovernmental resources transfers.

The volume would be useful to researchers and policy-makers in the fields of economics, policy studies, development studies, and political economy.

The Service Sector as India's Road to Economic Growth? Barry Eichengreen and Poonam Gupta
Sources of Corporate Profits in India: Business Dynamism or Advantages of Entrenchment? Ashoka Mody, Anusha Nath, and Michael Walton
Determinants of Cost Overruns in Public Procurement of Infrastructure : Roads and Railways Ram Singh
Political Reservation and Substantive Representation: Evidence From Indian Village Councils Lori Beaman et al
Inelastic Institutions: Political Change and Intergovernmental Transfer Oversight in Post-Independence India T.N. Srinivasan and Jessica Seddon Wallack

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ISBN: 9788132107477
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